Veltins Arena which is the headquarters of the greatness of Schalke on 18-02-2015 witness to the ferocity of Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 where the guests managed to steal the full three points with a final score for Real Madrid 2-0 advantage. Surely the game in Leg 2 later that will initiate at the Santiago Bernabeu be a tough task for Roberto Di Matteo to bring home three goals without reply with his troops, considering Real Madrid will appear in front of their own supporters. The match last night the latest record for Cristiano Ronaldo, because his goal is now to match Lionel Messi and Raul in the Champions League.
The course of the first half looks so draw, where players are able to balance the game quickly Schalke Real Madrid, even seen a couple of times Real Madrid defense against the onslaught of Schalke looks hassles. Schalke's first chance came from the hard flat Huntelaar kick into the right corner goalposts are still able to be pushed over Iker Casillas. Meanwhile though several times seen Real Madrid overwhelmed, but still could rely on the counter-attack through cooperation in midfield Isco, Karvajal, Ronaldo, and Bale. This is evident through the first goal created by Ronaldo in the 26th minute with a header that occur utilizing cross bounced from Carvajal. Real Madrid almost added advantage in minute 31 through Benzema kick, but his shot is still capable secured by Schalke keeper guarded by Wellenreuther. In minute 34 turn Ronaldo almost added advantage with a free kick from the left side Schalke, but Ronaldo kick can still be ignored by Wellenreuther. Five minutes after the free kick Ronaldo, Real Madrid almost added advantage through the feed side at the point to Ronaldo, but Wellenreuther immediately shut down its movement. The first half closed with a score of 1-0 for excellence while Real Madrid.
The course of the second half belonged to Real Madrid, which passes through the stomach take advantage of the height of the players is the key factor for the success of Real Madrid this. At 79 minutes Marcelo added advantage soared to a corner kick Schalke goalpost that cannot be reached by Wellenreuther after receiving the ball from Ronaldo coming from the left side of the Schalke defense. Score changed to 2-0 until the game ended; with this result the task of Real Madrid to get into the quarter-finals is wide open.
Schalke 04: Wellenreuther- Höwedes, Matip, Nastasic- Uchida, Höger (80' Meyer), Neustädter (57' Kirchhoff), Boateng, Aogo- Choupo-Moting, Huntelaar (33' Platte)
Real Madrid: Casillas- Carvajal (82' Arbeloa), Varane, Pepe, Marcelo- Kroos, Silva, Isco (85' Illarramendi) - Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema (78' Hernandez)